Vanessie

4.4
339 Reviews
$31 to $50
International

About

Vanessie is an entertainment venue that is located in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico. We are located west of the Historic Plaza within the historic district.

We offer great dining options to suit most palates. We are currently open for indoor dining and entertainment Thursday-Monday 5:30 pm-9:30 pm last seating at 8 pm. We are reservation only, however, walk-ins are possible depending on occupancy, some guests will have to wait to be seated and cleared.


Due to the pandemic, we recommended that guests make reservations. Seating is limited and reservations are taken on a first come first served basis. Make a reservation through Opentable or feel free to call us at (505) 984-1193. Thank you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 339 people are saying
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4.1
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4.4
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MartinG
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great service. Wonderful atmosphere wonderful atmosphere. If you're looking for a great romantic mind out this is the place. Easy walking distance from the hotels in the plaza area.

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leighgme
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyed the food and the music. Would prefer that the restaurant not permit dogs in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best part is the piano bar the music is wonderful it’s a very special place

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AC2021
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Piano Bar outstanding. Hotel rooms are large and comfortable.

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AnitaC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice experience. Piano entertainment was great. Outstanding food but service was a bit slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piano Bar was lots of fun!

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vipmagenta13
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The piano was way too loud. We sat in the dining room to avoid it, but the show off jazz and adult pop permeated every corner. The music was not conducive to eating. The order came out incorrectly and part of it was missing. The food was hit or miss; good breaded chicken and zucchini, rock hard garlic bread, mediocre street corn. Service was lacking. It used to be a favorite of our but we will not be returning.

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EarlH
Boise
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were disappointed. We asked fir the main dining room and were placed in a noisy bar. The lady at the next table was napping on the table. Her table mate was up and down numerous times with loud telephone conversation. The pianist, talented with Chopin and billy Joel but kept asking for tips. On his break they played “we will rock you “ loud, inappropriate dinner music. Food was fair. Won’t be back. Very sad

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AletaP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We always enjoy listening to Doug Montgomery. He's a great showman, talented and humorous.

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DanA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner experience - great music, delightful atmosphere, good food. Perfect way to spend an evening!

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Hendy
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great music

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vipDocHollywood
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Food just OK but entertainment (piano bar) excellent. Flatbreads probably your best choice. Onion loaf is not my thing — from the guy who loves onion rings.
Entertainment makes up for the other shortcomings.

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AngelW
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. Entertainment was top notch. The service was impeccable. The price was considerably less than expected. Overall, one of the best evenings out in a long time. Seriously, 5 stars! Will be back, frequently.

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RandyB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Noisy, crowded, and so-so food. We were hoping for a quiet dinner, and were placed in the piano bar area at a little cocktail table. Very disappointing.

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vipPlanodiner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Staff was short and room was full, which challenged their service level on a holiday evening. The musical talent and humor and good spirits of the overtaxed wait staff, with a little customer self help, got drinks and a fine meal delivered on close to the same schedule that prior good service would lead one to expect. If there is one restaurant in Santa Fe in which to happily wait for post-pandemic service kinks to work themselves out on a busy night, Vanessie would be that restaurant.

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vipRLadd
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Sole was not edible

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Nick318
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere especially wit Doug Montgomery at the piano

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vipSantaFeSundancer
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Getting out of the pandemic mode and experiencing live music with good simple food - Vanessie is perfect on a Friday night.

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Bennie
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fenix at Vanessie is a great place for Dinner and to listen to music.

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MIRoadWarrior
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

So much fun!! Happened on this on a girls trip and it was perfect. Great entertainment, good food and service. A great night out.

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Bill
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We are long time diners at Vanessie's and had not been there since the virus arrived. Like many places, felt they were still struggling with increased crowds. Drink service was slow and menu was a little different. Entertainment was good, except a little loud. Will try again soon. Parking still is limited in area, but evening was nice for a short walk. We had visitors from Nevada, so it was a nice experience for them.

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MiaAnima
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A meal with a piano is a perfect ambiance for us. The pasta dishes were fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The female vocalist and male pianist were wonderful. Food was so so. Over cooked lamb- ordered rare- received well done. Service was slow and not very attentive.

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maryl
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine food, comfortable atmosphere, impeccable service!

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vipJanet
Dallas
150 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a surprise this was. We thought we were going to just a ‘dinner’. This dinner came with a piano player and singer that was wonderful. We had no idea this was a piano bar the entertainment was amazing. The manager,Miguel, was very attentive and sang a few beautiful songs ! The food was delicious! I had the Sole, and it was perfect! I would go back here! Beautiful setting!

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aliceh
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pianist not Doug Was outstanding

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vipDesert456
New Mexico
44 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved coming to hear Doug play....
Just had truffle fries and flatbread but quite good!

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aliceh
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & evening

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rodgern
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and Doug Montgomery always makes our evening!

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DebraL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Magical entertainment from piano man Doug Montgomery. Food very good and fairly priced. Staff fair, talked too much in background while Doug played. Highly recommend for date night out.

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LarryF
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The entertainment was a bit schlocky but not bad except for a rather inebriated woman who danced around the room overwhelming the lounge singer. Food was good. Somewhat crowded.

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SandraR
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a great atmosphere, live music and good food and drinks.

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JosephS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We had dinner at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 20, 2021. The restaurant was crowded and there was no one to greet us at the door to sit us based on the OT reservation. Once seated, it was obvious that the server had too many tables to cover and thus our experience as not great because the server failed to place our entrée order until we inquired. However, in an effort to make it right, the restaurant comped our appetizer. The crowds are starting to gather as Covid19 is hopefully under control. The piano bar was fun and lively. We will likely not return as there are other Santa Fe area restaurants that we prefer.

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vipFoodie
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

If I could give the food and service zero stars I would. Waited forever for food, even though it was not busy at all, to get a burnt piece of chicken and a raw steak with not even a whiff of flavor. Even the mashed potatoes were inedible.

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BCLM
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great foos - plus the piano player was exceptional!

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KateD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night out with friends. I cannot wait to plan something like that at Vanessie again!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation through OpenTable never happened. The app give us a time of 9pm - which happened to be their closing time. Obviously a lapse in communication.

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KenO
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was lackluster. Entertainment was good as Doug usually is.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I would not recommend this restaurant. We waited for half an hour after being seated, asked four different people if we could get a server to come over and nobody came. After half an hour we ended up leaving. This place is unorganized, unprofessional, and not worth your time or money.

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JuvencioL
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Best COVID set up I’ve seen yet, but a tent, closed on all sides is still an enclosed room.

FAQs

Vanessie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 984-1193 ext. 2.

Vanessie is rated 4.4 stars by 339 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.